“Complicated and burdensome” student visa rule changes proposed

Under current visa rules, international students are admitted into the US for the period of time that they are complying with the terms and conditions of their nonimmigrant category.  “In a system that is already extremely complex, this rule would undoubtedly create a high degree of uncertainty” But now the Department of Homeland Security is […]

US employers struggling without J-1 visa staff

However, opinions are mixed as to whether companies are able to replace international staff with domestic workers. Surveying 659 seasonal businesses and summer camps in August 2020, the Alliance noted that 93% report they cannot meet staffing needs. “The May...

Germany criticised for adopting US-style visa restrictions

The move may be surprising to those who remember that the German government was quite critical of the US’ botched attempt to enact similar measures and that the German Embassy in the US told The PIE News they were in talks with US officials to resolve their own visa...

Offshore visa data raises questions about int’l student behaviour

According to data from the country’s Department of Home Affairs, Australian offshore student visa numbers dropped by a third (33.5%) in the 2019-2020 financial year compared to the previous year, with an 88% drop in applications in May alone. IEAA CEO Phil Honeywood...